MIX 101.5 BackPack Buddies Food Drive Tomorrow

It’s hard to learn if you’re hungry.  Help local school children in need get off their school year with a full stomach by bringing donations for MIX 101.5’s annual BackPack Buddies Food Drive tomorrow, Saturday, August 15, 2015.  MIX personalities will MIX 101.5 BackPack Buddiesbe collecting healthy non-perishable food and drinks to distribute to children from food-insecure homes during the school year.

MIX will be collecting food items from 9:00am – 6:00pm at Crossroads Plaza in Cary (in front of Old Navy) and Brier Creek Commons (in front of BJ Whole Sale Club).  Find a list of items needed on the MIX website HERE.

MIX listeners can also make monetary donations securely online HERE.

A program of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, BackPack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. The children, selected by school principals, guidance counselors, and supervisors of various after school programs, receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. Local corporations, civic groups, and individuals help collect and pack bags with kid-friendly non-perishable food or become official sponsors like MIX 101.5.

During the 2013/2014 school year, IFFS’ signature BackPack Buddies program fed 1,850 children by distributing over 68,450 backpacks filled with nutritious weekend meals.

In 2014, the MIX 101.5 BackPack Buddies Food Drive raised almost 8,000 pounds of food and $65,000!

Help us make the 2015 drive even more successful!

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